After a sad two weeks of not being able to stalk Justin Bieber on Instagram, the 22-year-old singer finally came to his senses and reactivated his Instagram account.
When originally reported by ET, Bieber was said to have come back online without a formal announcement. Instead, he posted nine blank white squares. The white squares are no longer there and his last post was a week ago. It featured a video of Bieber playing with his adorable new dog Todd.
Bieber left the Instagram world about two weeks ago, after his fans attacked his new love interest Sofia Richie. “I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like,” he captioned a photo of him and Richie.
It was then that Selena Gomez decided to chime in, starting an all-out social media war. Luckily that’s over with, but honestly we’re shocked he came back to Instagram this early, especially after those sex tape rumors surfaced early Sunday. Suggestive photos of Bieber and Richie surfaced online, leading to the viral hashtag #justinssextapeleakedparty, and Twitter had a field day with it.
— Karlee Steel (@karleesteel) August 28, 2016
Aside from the fact that these photos are clearly not a sex tape, the trend is exactly what Bieber was upset about before he deleted his Instagram: lack of privacy and unnecessary fan hate. We’re glad he made the decision to come back, but can everyone cut him some slack already?
Glad to have you back Biebs.